2023 F1 Season Recap

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Welcome to Sports Hub’s 2023 F1 season recap. Following another year of high-octane motorsport action, it’s time to discuss all the key talking points, stats and records. 

Speaking of records, Max Verstappen broke more than his fair share in 2023. The Red Bull superstar shattered countless milestones on his way to securing a third successive world championship, leaving every other driver in the dust. 

Naturally, Verstappen features heavily throughout our 2023 F1 season recap. Read on to learn more about the Dutchman’s record-breaking campaign. 

2023 F1 Season Recap – Final Standings 

Let’s begin this F1 season recap by looking at the final standings for both the World Drivers’ Championship and World Constructors’ Championship. Unsurprisingly, Red Bull dominates both departments. 

WORLD DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS 

  1. Max Verstappen – 575 
  2. Sergio Perez – 285 
  3. Lewis Hamilton – 234 
  4. Fernando Alonso – 206 
  5. Charles Leclerc – 206 
  6. Lando Norris – 205 
  7. Carlos Sainz – 200 
  8. George Russell – 175 
  9. Oscar Piastri – 97 
  10. Lance Stroll – 74 
  11. Pierre Gasly – 62 
  12. Esteban Ocon – 58 
  13. Alexander Albon – 27 
  14. Yuki Tsunoda – 17 
  15. Valtteri Bottas – 10 
  16. Nico Hulkenberg – 9 
  17. Daniel Ricciardo – 6 
  18. Zhou Guanyu – 6 
  19. Kevin Magnussen – 3 
  20. Liam Lawson – 2 
  21. Logan Sargeant – 1 
  22. Nyck de Vries – 0 

To say that Verstappen dominated the 2023 F1 season would be a colossal understatement. In fact, the 26-year-old racked up a record-breaking 575 points, meaning he finished 290 points clear of his closest challenger. 

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez secured second place, although he finished miles behind his teammate. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ended the season in third place, failing to add an eighth world championship to his collection. 

The next four drivers finished within six points of each other, highlighting the competitive battle between the chasing pack. At the opposite end of the standings, guys like Nyck de Vries and Logan Sargeant had a season to forget. 

WORLD CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS 

  1. Red Bull – 860 
  2. Mercedes – 409 
  3. Ferrari – 406 
  4. McLaren – 302 
  5. Aston Martin – 280 
  6. Alpine – 120 
  7. Williams – 28 
  8. AlphaTauri – 25 
  9. Alfa Romeo – 16 
  10. Haas – 12 

Verstappen and Perez combined for a whopping 860 points, with Red Bull wrapping up the Constructors’ Championship in September. Red Bull now has six titles to its name, putting the team sixth on the all-time leaderboard. 

The battle for second place went right down to the wire, with Mercedes edging Ferrari in the final race. Let’s not forget that Mercedes won eight consecutive Constructors’ Championships between 2014 and 2021. 

McLaren finished the season strongly but could only manage fourth place. Aston Martin and Alpine were the only other teams to hit 100+ points, leaving Williams, AlphaTauri, Alfa Romeo and Haas in the bottom four. 

Race Wins and Podiums – 2023 F1 Season Recap 

This section of our F1 season recap highlights the race winners and podium finishers in 2023. Believe it or not, only three drivers tasted victory during the entire season. No prizes for guessing who won the most races! 

F1 RACE WINS IN 2023 

  • Max Verstappen – 19 
  • Sergio Perez – 2 
  • Carlos Sainz – 1 

Verstappen underlined his dominance by winning 19 of the 22 races in 2023. Perez won two of the opening four races before dropping off, while Carlos Sainz picked up a rare victory in Singapore, where Verstappen finished fifth. 

F1 PODIUMS IN 2023 

  • Max Verstappen – 21 
  • Sergio Perez – 9 
  • Fernando Alonso – 8 
  • Lando Norris – 7 
  • Lewis Hamilton – 6 
  • Charles Leclerc – 6 
  • Carlos Sainz – 3 
  • Oscar Piastri – 2 
  • George Russell – 2 
  • Pierre Gasly – 1 
  • Esteban Ocon – 1 

Remarkably, Verstappen finished on the podium in all but one of the races in 2023. His teammate joined him on nine occasions, while Fernando Alonso registered eight podiums. Esteban Ocon finished third in Monaco, while Pierre Gasly notched P3 in the Netherlands. 

Verstappen’s Record-Breaking Season 

This 2023 F1 season recap would not be complete without a section dedicated to the main man. Numerous drivers have dominated F1 seasons over the years, but Verstappen’s 2023 campaign is undoubtedly the most dominant season in the sport’s history. 

The Dutchman broke multiple records on his way to completing a famous three-peat. It’s only right that our F1 season recap gives Verstappen the recognition that he deserves. 

F1 RECORDS BROKEN BY VERSTAPPEN IN 2023 

  • Most wins in a season (19) 
  • Most points in a season (575) 
  • Highest percentage of wins in a season (86%) 
  • Most podiums in a season (21) 
  • Most consecutive wins (10) 
  • Most wins from pole in a season (12) 
  • Most consecutive wins from pole position (16) 
  • Most hat-tricks in a season (6) 
  • Most consecutive top-two finishes (15) 
  • Most laps led in a season (1,003) 
  • Biggest points gap between first and second (290) 

Not only did Verstappen register the most wins in a season, but he also registered the most podiums. As a result, the Red Bull star achieved the highest percentage of wins while chalking up the highest points tally in history. 

After securing a 10-race winning streak, Verstappen finished the campaign with a seven-race winning streak. He also broke the record for most hat-tricks in a season, completing six pole position, race win and fastest lap trebles. 

Ultimately, Verstappen raced in a totally different universe to all the other drivers in 2023. The world champion performed at a freakishly high level throughout the year, cementing his status as the best in the business. 

Looking Ahead to the 2024 F1 Season

That concludes our 2023 F1 season recap, but we’re not finished just yet. Before we sign off, let’s look ahead to next season. 

The 2024 F1 season is set to get underway on March 2, with the Bahrain Grand Prix kicking off the campaign. There will be 24 races next year – two more than 2023 – including three in the United States. 

Many of the leading sportsbooks have already released outright odds for the 2024 World Drivers’ Championship, and they all favor Verstappen. In terms of value, now might be the best time to bet on the outright market. 

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